Have you signed up for a telephone offer including extra credit to spend on Google Play or Windows Store and would like to take advantage of it to renew your WhatsApp subscription? Then I think you've come to the right place at the right time. With today's guide we will discover, in fact, how to pay for WhatsApp with phone credit taking advantage of the direct debit function that some operators in your language are making available to their customers.
At the time of writing, the only operators in your language that allow you to pay for WhatsApp with telephone credit are Wind and TIM. It should also be noted that the function is not accessible on all software platforms, but only on Android and Windows Phone. If you use an iPhone and / or use an operator other than those mentioned above, I'm sorry, but for the moment you have to "resign" and use the standard payment methods (credit card or PayPal).
Would you like to renew your WhatsApp subscription on behalf of a friend? You can also do that with your phone credit, there is no problem. But now let's try to go in order and first see how to renew your subscription. On the other hand, the two procedures are almost identical to each other.
Renew WhatsApp with phone credit
If you want pay WhatsApp with phone credit, the first step you need to take is to start WhatsApp and go to the settings menu. If you don't know how to do it, press the button [...] and choose the item Settings from the box that appears: that's all.
In the screen that opens, then "tap" on the icon Account; select the item Payment info and choose the type of subscription you want to subscribe: that of 1 year costs 89 cents, That of 3 years costs 2,40 euros while that of 5 years costs 3,34 euros.
After putting the check mark next to one of the three available options, press the button for the default payment method of your smartphone (Google Wallet on Android) and select the WhatsApp price from the box that opens, at the top right.
At this point, go on Payment methods, scegli l'opzione Activate billing [operator] (Eg. Activate Wind billing if you have a Wind line) and fill out the form that is proposed to you by entering the required personal information.
Finally, click on the button Buy Now and the price of the WhatsApp subscription will be deducted directly from your phone credit.
To verify that everything went well, go back to the menu Settings of WhatsApp, select the items Account> Payment Info from the screen that opens and check that the date of expiration of the service has been postponed by 1, 3 or 5 years (depending on the type of subscription you have chosen).
Please note: if you do not see the option to pay by phone credit, make sure you are connected to the Internet via the 3G / LTE data network and not via the Wi-Fi network.
Pay for WhatsApp for a friend with phone credit
Would you like to pay WhatsApp for a friend using your phone credit? No problem. This can also be done, and now I'll explain how to do it.
Start WhatsApp normally, press the button [...] and select the item Settings from the box that appears. In the screen that opens, tap on the icon Contactsi went his Pay for a friend e choose a contact to which you can give the WhatsApp subscription as a gift using the appropriate button (you can pay for WhatsApp only for users included in your contact list).
At this point you choose whether to renew the service for 1 year, 3 years o 5 years, presses the button for the default payment method of your smartphone (Google Wallet on Android) and select the WhatsApp price from the box that opens.
Then select the item Payment methods, from the square that opens, presses on Activate billing [operator] (Eg. Activate Wind billing if you have a Wind line) and provide all the requested data. When the operation is completed, press the button Buy Now and your friend will see their subscription renew automatically. The cost of the operation will be deducted entirely from your telephone credit.
If your friend uses an iPhone, Windows Phone or old Nokia smartphone, they may need to restart the phone to receive the WhatsApp subscription extension. On Android and BlackBerry, the change is recorded in real time.
Note: the function to gift the WhatsApp subscription is only available on Android, but the recipients of the "donation" can use any mobile platform: iOS, Windows Phone, Nokia S40, BlackBerry, Symbian and of course the same Android.